Waterjet Quality Index

Over view 

Abrasive waterjet cuts at various speed allowing us to control quality, speed and cost.  Below illistrates the 5 different settings we cut material at and the finish cutting edge it will leave.  The finish does change depending on material that is being cut.

Ideal cutting 

Waterjet Cutting is ideal for, short-run part production, just-in-time manufacturing, tooling, prototype part development, and machine repair parts.

 •      Delivers, fast, clean, smooth cuts reducing secondary operations
 •      Does not create heat that will adversely impact sensitive materials or cause mechanical stress
 •      Eliminates the need for expensive tooling or complex fixture costs
 •      Capable of cutting virtually any type of flat material; including metal, plastic, stone & wood
 •      Can cut up to a 4000 mm x 16000 mm sheet of material, up to 9” thick
 •      Hypiont delivers virtually zero taper with most materials
 •      Environmentally “green” system with quiet and clean operation

Waterjet Cutting Quality Index Q1
Q1 - Quality 1 is the fastest cutting speed for our abrasive waterjet. Q1 is used for rough cutting when edge finish, taper or tolerances are not important.
Waterjet Cutting Quality Index Q2
Q2 - Quality 2 is the second fastest cutting speed for our abrasive waterjet. Q2 is used for cutting when finish is not important and secondary machining is used.
Waterjet Cutting Quality Index Q3
Q3 - Quality 3 is the most commonly used setting. It offers good to very good cutting finish, depending on material being cut. Cutting speed is good and able to hold standard tolerances with tapper control.
Waterjet Cutting Quality Index Q4
Q4 - Quality 4 delivers a very good to excellent cutting finish. Secondary finishing is usually not nessecary. Holds tight tolerances with tapper control.
Waterjet Cutting Quality Index Q5
Q5 - Quality 5 delivers the best cutting finish available with an abrasive waterjet. No secondary finishing is required and holds tight tolerances with tapper control. Cutting is very slow and more expensive.

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